Following his public Twitter spat with Greta Thunberg, Andrew Tate has been detained in Romania for suspicion of human trafficking and rape.
Tate, a controversial online influencer banned from other platforms like Facebook and Instagram, addressed prominent environmental activist Greta Thunberg in a tweet boasting about the emissions of his car collection. Thunberg’s response, now at 3.3 million likes and growing, read “email me at firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Tate then responded in a video garnering only 238k likes, telling Thunberg to “get a life” and refusing to recycle the pizza boxes used in the video. A number of users have suggested that these boxes were supposedly used by Romanian police to identify Tate’s location, leading to his arrest. This prompted another viral moment from Thunberg:
The response and reaction to Tate’s arrest has come quick and fast from prominent media personalities and sources, delivering a memorable social media moment to end the year. Here’s how a number of popular users in the social media world reacted to the news:
The arrest of Tate has also generated discussion around the proliferation of his controversial views and opinions on social media and other media platforms; however, as of right now, Tate remains an active member on Twitter.
Social360 will be updating our blog with a piece on the social influencer scene in the coming weeks – keep an eye on our blog and social media platforms!
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